Turning over Sticks

A nice spring day is a good time to turn over sticks and pieces of bark.  What can you find?

Here is a nice harvestman.  It was flattened against the bark it was on and did not move.  I thought it might be dead until I touched it and it moved.

Cute little guy.


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Nature photographer from central Iowa.
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3 Responses to Turning over Sticks

  1. Zahara says:

    Love how his eyes are way up high and close together. Reminds me of the cab of some giant earth-moving piece of machinery.
    Is he a spider? I like the harvestman name. What does he harvest?

    • Not a spider but in a related group. Spiders have two body segments and harvestmen have only one. We always called them “daddy long-legs” but that name applies to different critters depending on where you are from.

  2. Zahara says:

    We called them daddy long-legs when we were kids in NH. It was also the nickname for our eldest cousin, Larry, ’cause he seemed so tall to us.
    Didn’t recognize him so close up, didn’t know he wasn’t a real spider.

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